Cindy McLeish

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Cindy McLeish
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Seymour
Assumed office
27 November 2010
Preceded by Ben Hardman
Personal details
Born (1962-04-26) 26 April 1962 (age 52)
Yea, Victoria
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Children one

Lucinda (Cindy) Gaye McLeish (born 26 April 1962) is an Australian politician, and has been the member for Seymour in the Victorian Legislative Assembly since 2010.[1]

Cindy was born and raised in Yea, in the north of the electorate, growing up on the family farm. Cindy said her family had been in the area since the early 1840s. Her mother had the Railway Hotel (now the Peppercorn) in Yea for many years.

After completing high school in Yea, Cindy attended Melbourne University and completed a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education, this was followed by a Graduate Diploma in counselling, after which she was able to register as a Psychologist.

In 2001, McLeish completed an MBA from Melbourne Business School, which she studied part time while juggling work and raising a family. She was CEO of Women’s Golf Victoria for many years, and worked in the area of organisational effectiveness and leadership capability at Right Management prior to becoming elected.

McLeish had just 18 days as Liberal candidate for the 2010 state election after replacing Mike Laker, who stepped down at the end of October citing personal reasons.


  1. ^ "Ms Cindy McLeish". Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 14 December 2010. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Ben Hardman
Member for Seymour